Feb 20, 2013 8:00am PST
to hear it and embrace the leadership. >> the "washington post" ruth marcus calls this obama's marriage equality test in a new op-ed she penned saying a president who speaks so eloquently cannot allow his administration to remain silent before the court where words are translated into reality. so should minority rights be put up to statewide vote for majorities to vote on marriage equality? the president basically said in the interview with robin roberts, that's the way he supports this, that states can figure this out. >> what the president said correctly is that the states are wrestling with this and we're seeing progress in the states, whether it be new york or iowa or four states last november. at the same time, we all have a constitution that guarantees us all protections and responsibilities and rights under the law. if every time somebody wanted their freedom to be respected, freedom of speech, freedom to marry, they had to but it up to a vote, it wouldn't be a right, it would be a vote. that's not the way america is supposed to work. >> republicans have realized to win elections
Feb 23, 2013 11:00am PST
advocates now prefer to use. >> the washington with post, lynn sweet from "the chicago sun-times," thanks to you both. >> thank you. >>> first lady obama? her element last night and we'll dig into how the first lady's second term in the white house might look more political than the first. >>> first, this wasn't the guy that they were expecting. leon panetta is in europe today representing the u.s. as secretary of defense in the meeting of world leaders. chuck hagel was supposed to be there and we'll let you know how the congressional haggling is playing out on the world stage. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. [ female announcer ] total effects user kim scott still looks amazing. but with kids growing up fast, fighting seven signs of aging gets harder. introducing total effects moisturizer plus serum. for the ninety-two practices, two proms, and one driving test yet to come. she'll need our most concentrated total effects ever. a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if y
Feb 17, 2013 12:00pm PST
on president obama to press for climate change reform in his second-term agenda. i want to bring back ryan grimm of the "washington post" and cries teen bellantoni, political editor at the pbs "newshour." >> ryan, those response oregon this event are calling the event at the mall largest climate event ever. waiting for crowd counts. not sure if that's going to happen. the main purpose was to put the president on notice about the promises he made during his state of the union speech. how significant is this? >> i think it was a big deal. one of our reporters was down there, and she tells me it was huge, tens and tenses of thousands of people stretching from the washington monument to the white house. >> wow. >> and these are groups who are allied with the white house but are saying, look, enough of this. and they are not just asking for action to -- you know, to make the world a better place, to advance clean technology and grown energy, but they are saying let's stop destroying it also, you know. if obama opens up, you know, the arctic to oil drilling, that will be -- you know, that will b
Feb 22, 2013 8:00am PST
hand on the sequester saying obama is convinced he's got the upper hand on republicans yet he can only go, or yet he can go only so long before he risks being perceived as a main actor in washington's dysfunction, threatening a core element of his political brand. so the other side of this is the fact that people see, you know, the president as not being willing to pony up to the table when it comes to spending cuts. however, when we saw him earlier this week give remarks on that, he did talk about knowing that the common sense approach is the fact that we need more revenue and we need to cut. >> well, you know, with all due respect to the president, he doesn't have a vote on this, on sequester. this is the institution that is led by speaker boehner so we can talk about who is to blame or who's -- has the initiative or who should be doing what but the fact is we're not in session this week. we've got a week to go before these cuts come into play. speaker boehner is the only one who can craft some kind of action in the house that would avoid that. so we shouldn't be out of session now.